Trends

Third Quarter 2018: Key Health Care News

Sibson’s Third Quarter 2018 Trends report highlights key areas employers need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • How health care costs for diabetics compares to pre-diabetic and those who are neither,
  • Changes in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, including the accelerated closing of the “donut hole”;
  • Increases in the Medicare Part D standard defined benefit and Retiree Drug Subsidy amounts;
  • Recent government guidance on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and
  • Sibson’s summary of Affordable Care Act dollar amounts and percentages.

You will also learn about strategies plan sponsors are using to manage their health plans, including:

  • The growing popularity of reference-based pricing (RBP) to help lower costs, and
  • The use of pre-negotiated bundled rates for certain surgery benefits.

 

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